Once again from the pages of my 1979 Kansas church ladies cookbook comes a vintage cookie recipe. Something a bit different and unique using brown sugar, coconut and walnuts. A very tasty bar cookie that is 'grandson-tested and highly approved'.
Dream Bars Recipe
½ c. butter
½ c. brown sugar
1 c. flour
Mix first 3 ingredients until crumbly. Press into an 8x8 inch pan. Bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool.
2 eggs (beaten)
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. Baking soda
1 T. flour
1 c. moist coconut
1 c. chopped nutmeats
1 tsp. Vanilla
Filling: Mix eggs, brown sugar, baking soda, flour and vanilla. Stir nuts and coconut into mixture. Spread over baked crust. Bake 30 minutes or until set at 250 degrees. When cool, cut into bars.
With so many basic packaged cookies on the market, and the standard chocolate chip cookies and brownies most people bake, I think it is rather nice to occasionally try a different cookie recipe from long-ago. Most kids today have never tasted cookies from the pasts of grandmothers and great-grandmothers, so it becomes a special taste treat for them. At least my teenage grandson thinks so and he can hardly wait to try out my latest baking effort. So far he has given each of my 'vintage' cookie recipes Five Stars!
So, for a cookie recipe that is 'old' and different, give these Dream Bars cookies a try!
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*Dream Bars Cookie Recipe Review by (c) Wednesday Elf
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